Expanded partnership for SmartSky and Davinci Jets


SmartSky Networks has announced Davinci Jets – an aircraft management and charter firm based in North Carolina – as its newest sales and installation partner.

Davinci Jets was the first aircraft management company to offer SmartSky to its customers. It has since opened a new division, Davinci Jets Services, which provides FAA Part 145 certified, full-service MRO capabilities, based at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Through the expanded partnership, Davinci is now both a customer and, through its MRO, an enabler for equipping more business aircraft with SmartSky’s capabilities, which allow the entire aircraft to stay connected nationwide.

Davinci Jets Services is authorised to perform work on a wide variety of airframes and engines, including, but not limited to, many models of Gulfstream, Bombardier, Embraer, Textron and Pilatus aircraft. Traditionally it has provided preventative maintenance and scheduled inspections. Now the operation is adding aircraft modifications to its repertoire for owners/operators and external clientele.

“Inflight connectivity is the most requested upgrade and now we can offer the most advanced system, SmartSky,” said Joe Chaundy, director of Davinci Jets Services. “SmartSky’s greatly enhanced performance features ensure each passenger can stay continuously connected on multiple devices simultaneously while using the same applications at the same high performance that they do on the ground. As an MRO, we want a fast and easy installation that minimises downtime for the aircraft. SmartSky delivers the speed our customers need in both connectivity performance and installation.”

“SmartSky enables Davinci customers to get immediate access to the latest technology that will connect the cabin, cockpit and operations, all in a single installation – and benefit from future SmartSky technology advancements delivered via software updates,” said Aria Bahawdory, director of MRO account management for SmartSky.

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